Murder Charge Upheld in Duluth Stabbing

By KBJR News 1

Murder Charge Upheld in Duluth Stabbing

April 5, 2013 Updated Apr 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A judge has ruled that there is probable cause to charge a Duluth teen with murder after he stabbed and bludgeoned a man over 50 times.

The court ruled on Thursday that there is sufficient evidence to support the second–degree intentional murder charge against Enrique Robert Giner the IV.

Giner is accused of using a hammer and knife–like instrument to kill 27–year–old Bryan Starnes on March 9 in Lincoln Park.

An autopsy revealed that Starnes had 57 injuries to his face, head, neck and back and died from blunt–force and sharp–force trauma.

The St. Louis County Attorney's Office will now try to charge Giner as an adult in the case.

A hearing has not yet been set to determine if he will be charged as an adult or not.

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